Barrio Tales (2012) [review]
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With very little hope that this movie would offer much entertainment, I gave it a try. It was awesome.... Don't get me wrong, it definitely had some aspects that were terrible, including some of the actors, the awful audio dubbing, and at least one mispelled word when showing translations during the Spanish speaking parts. But in order to watch movies without a 150 million dollar budget, you need to embarce its flaws. I did that and enjoyed the movie a ton.
"Barrio Tales", like most horror anthologies, includes more humor than horror. I am totally fine with that. Movies like this have a place in the genre because they offer some humor to things that can be terrifying.
"Barrio Tales" movie included three stories told by "The Poet" to two American teenagers who ended up in Barrio, Mexico, looking for cheap drugs from a dealer named Pedro. The first story was about some rich asshole teenagers who did wrong to a Mexican maid and pay the ultimate price when the maid's grandmother curses them. The second story revolves around some kids and their favorite taco truck. Let's just say you probably won't be in the mood for tacos after watching this. The third story is about some Mexicans crossing the US border that end up being kidnapped by the sons of 'El Monstruo' and end up being murdered one by one. And then of course, the movie ends with a twist of fate for the 2 teens listening to storyteller.
All in all, this movie is totally entertaining. Give it a try and let me know what you think.